Highway Crew Chief Status, your thoughts?
On September 18, 2007, in the arbitration case between the Town of Lancaster and CSEA, Class Action, Job Posting Case No. 06-01, Arbitrator Michael Lewandowski ruled that the appointment to Working Crew Chief referred to in a grievance dated June 29, 2006 was nullified.
It meant that Dan Latello was appointed to a position, which rightfully should have gone to the more experienced and qualified John Smith. Mr. Smith was appointed and his time on the job became retroactive to June 29, 2006, when the grievance was filed.
The CSEA is now in the negotiating process to have Latello removed from the Working Crew Chief position because, as with the Smith grievance, there are individuals with more longevity and experience.
The CSEA does not recognize Latello’s time as acting Work Crew Chief over this period served as cause for his continuance in the position.
Your thoughts as to:
1. Do we really need four Working Crew Chiefs and the added expenses?
2. Should Latello be kept on the job because he has been working this position or should the process be followed that dictates that advancement take place according to seniority and qualifications?
3. Did Latello get the position because of rumored past Democratic Party favors and influence?